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AMD Embedded GPU With OpenCL and 6 Displays

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Small devices that can pump out to six screens.

AMD announced at the Embedded Systems Conference Silicon Valley 2011 the new Radeon E6760 embedded discrete graphics processor. Available now, AMD says that the Radeon E6760 GPU is the first of its kind to offer embedded system designers the combination of OpenCL support along with support for six independent displays.

"The AMD Radeon E6760 GPU provides customers with superior business economics through long lifecycle management and product stability," said Richard Jaenicke, director of Embedded Client Business for AMD. "Embedded system designers faced with power and density constraints now have a solution that delivers the advanced 3D graphics and multimedia features they require in this performance-driven market."

While this sort of Radeon isn't the type on which you'll be playing Crysis, it will enable a new level of graphical and computation performance for embedded devices.

"AMD Fusion APUs and the AMD Radeon E6760 GPU provide significant advantages for our new line of intelligent industrial cameras," said Kristian Glode Madsen, managing director, Qtechnology A/S. "We are now able to provide a high-speed, real-time imaging system in the same form factor as a standard industrial camera with the flexibility and rich environment of Linux and OpenCL, normally only available on a PC."

Of course, should embedded systems designers require even more power, AMD says that its Radeon E6760 GPU can be paired with its upcoming A-Series Accelerated Processing Units (APU) codenamed "Llano" to offer additional graphics capability and additional parallel computing power.

The AMD Radeon E6760 GPU enables an immersive experience with desktop-level 3D graphics and multimedia features:

* An advanced 3D graphics engine and programmable shader architecture supports Microsoft DirectX® 11 technology for superior graphics rendering.
* With an integrated frame buffer, high reliability and small footprint thermal solution, the AMD Radeon E6760 GPU enables designers of casino gaming, arcade and medical imaging systems to quickly deliver products with a compelling competitive edge.
* Support for OpenCL provides an industry standard interface to access the exceptional compute performance per Watt for general purpose graphics processing unit (GPGPU) applications such as ultrasound, radar and video surveillance.
* Featuring multi-display support with AMD Eyefinity technology, the AMD Radeon E6760 GPU supports up to six independent output displays, HDMI 1.4 stereoscopic video and DisplayPort 1.2 for higher link speeds and simplified display connectivity.
* The AMD Radeon E6760 GPU comes with five years of planned supply availability. Technical support is provided by a dedicated team of application engineering experts.
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    Parsian , May 4, 2011 3:32 PM
    Good, i guess AMD's CEO change is beginning to show its effects
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    verbalizer , May 4, 2011 3:32 PM
    whoa...!
    A, how come it can't play crysis..?! why not.? LOL.
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    verbalizer , May 4, 2011 3:33 PM
    I forgot to ask, how much.?
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    dread_cthulhu , May 4, 2011 3:45 PM
    Ohhhhh... very nice!
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    reggieray , May 4, 2011 3:53 PM
    Long live Open GL and Open CL. Die Direct X, die.
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    ikefu , May 4, 2011 4:09 PM
    Put one of these in my cars touch screen =P

    I'd love to see some modern graphics on it that don't look like they came out of the late 90s. Could power the navigation, gauge LCDs, and entertainment system all at once with native 1080p support.
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    master9716 , May 4, 2011 4:15 PM
    With Battlefield's 3 super realistic graphics coming out you can tell that the crysys engine is not that efficient anymore and if you played crysys 2 you can tell how outdated the game graphics are.
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    nezzymighty , May 4, 2011 4:18 PM
    ParsianGood, i guess AMD's CEO change is beginning to show its effects


    The new CEO wouldn't have had any input into the design of this product. This particular product would have been given the blessing by Meyer. Product life cycles are longer than a few months...
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    geekapproved , May 4, 2011 4:22 PM
    The Crysis 1 engine was efficient? LOOOOOL
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    JohnnyLucky , May 4, 2011 4:25 PM
    I take it this is a business enterprise version not suitable for gamers and enthusiasts.
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    antilycus , May 4, 2011 4:42 PM
    Now if NVIDIA would just get their head out of the arse and enable the use of the ports on my 460, I would be set. Trying to learn cuda on two screens kind of sucks compared to 3.
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    schmich , May 4, 2011 5:02 PM
    I don't mind tech news being a few days later but, TH, do you do it on purpose?! You are not several days just now and then...it's constantly. I really don't understand how or why. "There's this news about eyefinity enabled embedded graphics but I'll wait a few days before posting. News doesn't decide when TH posts. TH decides!" That's the only reason I can find.
    GeekApprovedThe Crysis 1 engine was efficient? LOOOOOL

    Who said it was?
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    Daniel Smedegaard Buus , May 4, 2011 5:17 PM
    I experienced Crysis to be something you watched, not something you played.
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    jednx01 , May 4, 2011 5:18 PM
    I like that even after all crysis has been out for almost 3 and a half years now, CEOs of billion dollar companies still refer to it. haha
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    COLGeek , May 4, 2011 6:45 PM
    This has tremendous potential....
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    fir_ser , May 4, 2011 7:08 PM
    These embedded GPUs have a lot of potential and can be embedded in many products. An important thing is that these GPUs can be paired with AMD’s upcoming Llano APUs, I believe this will form a perfect onboard computer and an infotainment system in a car.
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    11796pcs , May 4, 2011 7:08 PM
    Does anybody ever talk about anything but Crysis's visuals- sure they're amazing but the gameplay is also great - it's a nice touch that you can approach a situation three billion differnet ways.
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    Daniel Smedegaard Buus , May 4, 2011 7:29 PM
    11796pcsDoes anybody ever talk about anything but Crysis's visuals- sure they're amazing but the gameplay is also great - it's a nice touch that you can approach a situation three billion differnet ways.


    On what planet is that true? The exact opposite is the truth about Crysis (2, I assume). The visuals are stunning, but you'll be bored stiff playing this awfully linear pice of junk all the same. I was so bored I gave up finishing it.
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    verbalizer , May 4, 2011 8:12 PM
    just give me a massive Eyefinity set-up...
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    Ephebus , May 4, 2011 9:28 PM
    Daniel Smedegaard BuusOn what planet is that true? The exact opposite is the truth about Crysis (2, I assume). The visuals are stunning, but you'll be bored stiff playing this awfully linear pice of junk all the same. I was so bored I gave up finishing it.


    You're absolutely right. My system could run the game well enough at the time, but after having read lots of enthusiastic (paid?) reviews, I was extremely disappointed with the gameplay - or lack thereof. Crysis is not much more than an interactive movie with an expensive marketing campaign behind it. I have a Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory server (my all time favorite FPS) and keep seeing people coming back to the game all the time after having played lots of these newer, far better looking games, because most of them lack the sheer playability of classics like ET.
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